New South Wales wind farm plans submitted

Suzlon Energy Ltd., the world’s third-biggest maker of wind turbines, plans to build a wind farm in New South Wales estimated to cost about $390 million, according to Bloomberg’s James Paton.

The Indian manufacturer and partner Windlab Developments are seeking approval for a venture that would have a capacity of as much as 290 MW, according to documents filed with the New South Wales planning department.

The proposed wind farm near Rugby, about 220km southwest of Sydney, would likely start operating in 2014, the companies said in a filing lodged on the Australian environment department’s website.

Construction may begin in the middle of next year, the document shows.